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the Roman Catholic Church   a Bishop Hughes preaching.  Sermon on death and
judgment   The customary error, -death held up as a horror instead of the nat-
ural God of All;   the wise and kindly transit On  to goodness which is
God.    /		Afternoon the boys called. So to Christopher Street
with them, and there till night.  Evening dragged on somewhat heavily  
  newspaper talk, husks of converse   Walk home staring the man
out of countenance and thinking of M.  Nearly a year s absence   Ay
ole me! My heart is heavy.
  22. Monday. To the  Atlas  Office. To the  Life  Office. To the (S)Harper 
brothers who gave me the address of a certain Mr J Abbotts   long way above Canal
 So off there, rain all the way.   He out;   back by 2.  Reading the 
rest of the day. Wearied   matagrabolized.
  23. Tuesday. Calling at the  Life  Office   saw Scorpionic Mearson.
At  Atlas .   At Warren Butlers;   got $2 [nurable dutu?]! Ehew! 
In at Nassau St. Call on Baker  on Caughey, &c &. Saw Morse.   In
the afternoon to the Post Office with Mapother.  Called on Strong, on Saroni A
Mayor s   at  Atlas Office. )    Joe called in the evening,   not to see me   
but a certain  york town  passenger here abiding.
  24. Wednesday.  To the  Atlas Office . Then to the  Reverends Jacob and
Joseph Abbotts . Greene.  A drawing to make.  Mild men in white neck
cloths;   a superior, upper-ten girls school apparently.  Two or three
lady-like girls with innocent, kindly faces clustered in the room. Won-
der what they thought of the poor devil of an artist, with his little
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and four
Description:Mentions a sermon, seeking new work, and a visit to the Reverends Jacob and Joseph Abbott.
Subject:Abbott, Jacob; Abbott, Joseph; Baker; Bilton, Mary; Butler, Warren; Caughey; Children; Education; Girls' schools; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Hughes, Bishop; Mapother, Dillon; Mearson; Morse; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Sermons; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Christopher Street; Canal Street; Nassau St.
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-two volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.